[Sca-cooks] Salt corrosion of pots?
samia at idlelion.net
Sun Jan 13 14:21:54 PST 2013
It's just like salts pushing through basement walls. They're physically
pushing the grains of the pot apart as they move through. The OP said
the pot was crusty on the outside. A glazed pot wouldn't let the salts
through. It's like freezing water in a flower pot. The ice pushes the
On 1/13/2013 4:11 PM, Galefridus Peregrinus wrote:
> But why would whether the pot was glazed or not have anything to do with it? Glazed or not, earthenware is basically fused silica, which is, as I said, pretty much inert. What is the salt eating into that's making the fired clay crumbly? I'm enough of a chemist to know that SOMETHING odd is going on.
> -- Galefridus
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